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The next perpetual release of Office      26-Sep-2017     115  
Today’s post was written by Jared Spataro, general manager for Office. Today, at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, we announced Office 2019—the next perpetual update for Office. This release, scheduled ...
Today’s post was written by Lori Wright, general manager for Microsoft Teams and Skype product marketing. Today at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida, we introduced a new vision for intelligent c...
Today’s post was written by Brandon Antin, vice president of Social Responsibility and Innovation at VCA. If there’s one thing the more than 25,000 VCA employees know, it’s that we’re a pet-frien...
All workers welcome with Microsoft 365      25-Sep-2017     103  
Today’s post was written by Bryan Goode, general manager for Office 365. Today at Microsoft Ignite, we unveiled a new vision for empowering Firstline Workers in the digital age and introduced Micro...
Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. Building on our vision for the modern workplace, today at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, we...
More than ever before, users expect an unparalleled productivity experience on the web. As we continue to expand the broad set of online productivity tools available to Office 365 customers, we are...
Mastering personal finances can often start with something as simple as holding a garage sale or opening an online shop. Keeping track of what it takes to manage sales helps you figure out what’s n...
Take control of your personal brand with Office      19-Sep-2017     81  
These days—with so many social media channels competing for our attention—creating a personal brand is the best way to stand out from that vast crowd vying for attention online. According to Mel Ca...
Today’s post was written by Matt Harper, director of information security and infrastructure at Devon Energy. The oil business is a tight market because we get paid the same amount for a barrel of...
Event planning made easier with Office      18-Sep-2017     76  
If you’ve ever had to plan an event, you know how tricky getting all your ducks in a row can be. Chiara Adin of the NA Collective—a New York City–based event agency that creates memorable experienc...
Today’s post was written by Lori Wright, general manager for Microsoft Teams. Since Microsoft Teams became generally available six months ago, more than 125,000 organizations have discovered how te...
Today’s post was written by Bill Graff, CIO at Cerner Corporation. Cerner is an innovation-driven supplier of health information technology solutions, services, devices, and hardware. You can see ...
Your favorite apps—now in Outlook on Android      08-Sep-2017     54  
Earlier this year, we launched add-ins for Outlook on iOS—bringing your favorite apps right in Outlook—so you can get more done on the go. We are now rolling out add-ins to Outlook on Android custo...
Microsoft and Adobe announce expanded partnership      07-Sep-2017     38  
Today, Microsoft and Adobe announced new joint offerings to increase workforce productivity and drive more efficient business processes. Microsoft Teams, the new chat-based workspace in Office 365,...
Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.   Nordstrom is synonymous with legendary customer service in its more than 350 stores and online. To help ...
New to Office 365 in August—enriching teamwork      31-Aug-2017     45  
Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. More than ever, effective teamwork is critical to your success. This month, we made the experience of wo...
Today’s post was written by Sebastian Mahler, head of enterprise infrastructure at Linde. When I joined Linde, I was interested in the challenges inherent in managing a global company. We are one ...
Today’s post was written by Jeff Henderson, executive vice president and CIO of TD Bank Group. Growing from Canada’s smallest bank to one of North America’s largest in just over 20 years, TD Bank...
Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.   These are exciting times for one of the world’s largest chemical companies. This month, Dow Chemical exp...
Introducing the Outlook.com beta      08-Aug-2017     39  
Today, we’re launching the Outlook.com beta, an opt-in web experience where you can try out new product innovations and let us know what you think. Recent advances in programming, design, and artif...
Recent updates for security and compliance include enhancements to Advanced Threat Protection, eDiscovery, Advanced Data Governance, Advanced Security Management and expanded support for Windows In...
Building global relationships with Office 365      22-Jun-2017     204  
Travel is the great connector. Visiting different countries gives us a broader perspective on the world and the people in it. Yasmine El Baggari, founder of Voyaj, wanted to take travel one step f...
Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft. Gallup has been synonymous with public opinion polling since the 1930s. Today it’s also considered a global lea...
Lynn Le founded Society Nine to provide women with combat sports gear made specifically for them. But she was ultimately driven by a goal much greater than that—to empower the fight within every wo...
Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Jon Kandiah, chief information officer for Three. Three is one of the United Kingdom’s fastest-growing networks, covering more than 97 percent of t...
Today’s post was written by Seth Patton, general manager of Office 365 Product Marketing. Video has become an increasingly important medium in both the consumer and business realms. In the wo...
What’s hiding in your data      16-Jun-2017     210  
Organizations create, connect and monitor data from growing numbers of sources. From website analytics to accounting and operations systems, and countless other examples, the systems and platforms ...
Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft. With 22 acquisitions in the past five years, it’s easy to see how Allergan is a leading exponent of the new “Gr...
The rise of the IT leader      14-Jun-2017     165  
Today’s IT leaders are true agents of change. Beyond just responding to business requests, they are helping steer progressive organizations in bold new directions. The new infographic, The rise of ...
Over six billion pounds of produce go to waste each year, largely because grocers reject perfectly good fruits and veggies due to small cosmetic flaws. That’s why Ben Simon, Ron Clark and Ben Chesl...
Collaboration hacks from real-life teams      12-Jun-2017     148  
It’s 9 a.m. on a Monday morning. John is in a cab in New York, stuck in traffic. Tim is at his desk in the Los Angeles office. Angela is working from home in the Midwest plains. In the next two hou...
3 ways to outsmart shadow IT      07-Jun-2017     168  
Another day at the office. A busy marketing manager downloads a new app for team collaboration. Business plans are uploaded, marketing materials are shared. The team starts to communicate regularly...
More than 32 million dogs in the U.S. suffer from anxiety, including Charger, ZenCrate co-founder Jon Azevedo’s dog. Initially hoping to create something that would help Charger, Azevedo and ...
OneDrive makes it easier for you to access your files, and we are continually working to ensure you have the best OneDrive experience on every platform and every device. OneDrive already supports m...
Sometimes on news programs or webcasts, the best nuggets of information come after the director yells, “Cut!” With Modern Workplace, we kept the cameras rolling as our host, Alex Bradley, had candi...
Office add-ins help Office users to personalize their work experience and streamline data access. Late last year, we announced the Centralized Deployment service in preview, which allows administra...
In February, we announced the availability of the Microsoft Learning Tools Immersive Reader on Word Online and OneNote Online. As a result of customer demand, we are pleased to announce that Immers...
We are pleased to announce that the new Microsoft Planner mobile app is now available for iPhone and Android phones. Starting today, current Planner users can use this companion app to view and upd...
Today’s post was written by Jeff Schilling, chief security officer for Armor. As chief security officer of Armor, every day I see in practice what I have believed for years: that the cloud is more ...
According to a recent Forbes article, “Ninety-six percent of businesses in the U.K., Germany and France are underprepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), despite the law becoming...
In Episode 130 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with Vesa Juvonen and Daniel Kogan about SharePoint Developer announcements at Build 2017. https://officeblogspodcastswest.b...
Today, we’re introducing several updates to Microsoft Forms, including improvements to the Forms portal, more languages and right-to-left reading support. Microsoft Forms portal improvements We are...
Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. Earlier today, Microsoft announced the availability of Surface Studio, Laptop and Hololens in China alon...
Since March 2016, the usage reports in the Office 365 admin center have been providing admins with insights about how users adopt and use the various services in Office 365. Today, we’re pleased to...
In Episode 129 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk with a number of key Office extensibility engineers about Build conference announcements. The panel inclu...
Excel 2016 includes a powerful set of features based on the Power Query technology, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities and can be accessed through the Get & Trans...
Today, during the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled a new wave of innovations that build upon the vision we set forth last year to reinvent content collaboration and usher in a new generation ...
Today’s post was written by Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for OneDrive, SharePoint and Office. Today, during the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint ...
Yammer empowers every person in your company with an open space to connect, share and work out loud. With 70 percent annual growth in active groups, there’s greater momentum in Yammer than ever bef...
Social selling: The death of the cold call as we know it? Register now for the next episode of Office Small Business Academy, “Social selling—Using social networks to grow sales,” airing May 23, 20...
Today’s post was written by Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for the Office, OneDrive and SharePoint teams. As people create and collaborate on more files, take more photos and work across mult...
Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. Today at Microsoft Build 2017, we announced new opportunities for developers in three areas—updates to t...
In Episode 128 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega has an open chat with Yina Arenas about the behind the scenes preparation for the Build conference. https://officeblogspodcasts...
Join us for the next episode of Modern Workplace, “The Expert’s View: The future decoded,” airing May 9, 2017 at 8 a.m. PDT / 4 p.m. BST. We’ll dive deeper into what’s in store for organizations in...
Today’s post was written by Gideon Kay, group chief information officer (interim) and EMEA chief information officer at Dentsu Aegis Network. The world of media and digital marketing is fast-paced ...
Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve mor...
Today, we’re excited to announce Data Visualizer, a new Visio feature that automatically converts process map data in Excel into data-driven Visio diagrams. This update, which is available to Visio...
The Outlook Customer Manager provides an easy way for small businesses to track and grow customer relationships from right within Outlook. Today, we are pleased to announce the Outlook Customer Man...
New to Office 365 in April      24-Apr-2017     112  
Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. Several Office 365 updates this month can help companies of all sizes accelerate the digital transformat...
The future of work on Modern Workplace      21-Apr-2017     180  
Register to watch the latest Modern Workplace episode, “The Future of Work: Build, attract, connect,” which aired April 11, 2017. Jacob Morgan—speaker, futurist and author—presents five factors a...
In Episode 127 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk with Michael Zlatkovsky and Bhargav Krishna about the new Script Lab Office add-in. https://officeblogsp...
Today’s blog post was written by John Hornby, chief operating officer at the NEC Group, a venue management company based in the United Kingdom. The NEC Group got its start in 1976 when Queen Eliza...
Office 365 ProPlus updates      20-Apr-2017     175  
Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for the Office commercial marketing team. Office 365 ProPlus delivers cloud-connected and always up-to-date versions of our most ...
Over the last year, our team has been working with and listening to educators to learn how they are using OneNote Class Notebooks. We are continuously impressed by the passion and creativity of tea...
Today’s post was written by Ori Artman, general manager of Microsoft To-Do. Today we’re excited to introduce a new, intelligent task management app that makes it easy to plan and manage your...
Office Online Server April 2017 release      18-Apr-2017     212  
We are excited to announce our second major update to Office Online Server (OOS), which includes support for Windows Server 2016 as well as several improvements. OOS allows organizations to provide...
If you’re like Jenn Schaal, a busy sales manager for an international trade association, your day is filled with client connections, budgets to hit and leads to generate—on top of day-to-day fires ...
Today, as part of our deep and continued commitment to make Office 365 the most trusted cloud service for productivity, we are announcing the general availability of Office 365 from our new cloud ...
In Episode 126 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates catch up with Andrew Salamatov on Outlook extensibility. https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.ne...
Today’s Office 365 post was written by Brett Coryell, chief information officer at Northern Illinois University. A key role of any university is to provide students, faculty and staff with access t...
Today’s fast-paced workplace requires you to transition between tasks seamlessly and find things quickly. As work and collaboration evolve to become more web-based and complex, changing professiona...
Over the last few months, we’ve been on the ground asking users what features they would like to see in the Sway app. We heard all the ways you use Sway in your personal, school and work lives, and...
New educator-focused features in Microsoft Forms      10-Apr-2017     138  
When teachers talk, we listen. Now that Microsoft Forms is generally available, we have been responding to millions of requests for new features—especially from educators who rely on Forms in their...
We are very pleased to see SharePoint evaluated as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management—Business Content Services, Q2 2017. As Forrester noted: Microsoft instigates conten...
In Episode 125 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk with Bill Bliss about Microsoft Teams extensibility. https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.n...
Excel 2016 includes a powerful set of features based on the Power Query technology, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities and can be accessed through the Get & Trans...
What’s new in Office 365 Groups for April 2017      06-Apr-2017     201  
With over 85-million monthly Office 365 users, there’s no such thing as a typical customer. That’s why we built Office to embrace the diverse needs of the modern workplace by giving teams their cho...
Vote for the #ExcelWorldChamp      04-Apr-2017     141  
Last year, we announced the #ExcelWorldChamp competition. From October to November 2016, Microsoft ran four rounds of Excel tests for residents of select countries. The top competitors in each roun...
Today, we’re pleased to announce several enhancements that bolster Office 365’s security and compliance capabilities. With the launch of Office 365 Threat Intelligence, we are enriching security in...
Today’s Office 365 post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president at Microsoft. When one of the world’s leading financial institutions invests in Microsoft Office 365 and Azure, it’s a...
The Microsoft Project team is continuously innovating to meet our customers’ most-pressing needs. That’s why we’ve released additional features during the past six months—and why we’re now excited ...
As of today, Microsoft Planner users can assign multiple people to a task—a feature that tops the list at planner.uservoice.com. Now, users can assign more than just one user to a task in Planner, ...
Today, we are announcing updates to the Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan—designed to enable your frontline workers to do their best work with tools for schedule and task management, communications and...
Since March 2016, the usage reports in the Office 365 admin center have been providing admins with insights about how their users adopt and use Office 365. Today, we’re pleased to announce the publ...
In Episode 124 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates discuss the resources available for getting started with Office 365 Development. https://officeblogspodcastsw...
Saeed Jabbar has spent the last two years building Inclusion—a non-profit determined to close the digital divide in his community of Queens, New York. By providing equal access to technology and j...
Join us for next episode of Modern Workplace, “The Future of Work: Build, attract, connect,” airing April 11, 2017 at 8 a.m. PDT / 4 p.m. BST. In this episode, learn how your organization can adopt...
Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. Office 365 provides the broadest and deepest toolkit for collaboration between individuals, teams and en...
Skype for Business drives digital transformation      27-Mar-2017     198  
Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Office 365 Marketing. Office 365 is a universal toolkit for collaboration with more than 85 million monthly active users, des...
In episode 123 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk to Jakob Nielsen about the Excel Bot. https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP1...
Office Store brings you Power BI custom visuals      22-Mar-2017     209  
The Office Store is introducing Power BI custom visuals to download and use in Power BI service reports and Power BI Desktop. Users will be able to easily discover and quickly download BI visualiza...
Announcing the SharePoint Virtual Summit      21-Mar-2017     148  
I am excited to announce the SharePoint Virtual Summit—a free, global online event—will be on May 16, 2017. With more than 85 million active users, Office 365 empowers individuals, teams and entire...
Scott Photography evolves with Office 365      21-Mar-2017     150  
In an era of filtered perfection and disappearing selfies, Louis Scott has made a living by photographing the authentic, “raw” versions of his subjects. The mission of Scott Photography (located i...
Last year, we released Microsoft Bookings to customers in the U.S. and Canada, introducing an easy way for small businesses to schedule and manage appointments with their customers. Today, we are p...
Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Dennis Giles, director of Unified Communications for Advocate Health Care. Traditionally, hospitals concentrated on taking care of patients while th...
In episode 122 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates to Jeff Sakowicz about new Microsoft Graph features such as webhooks, delta queries and extensions. https://o...
Is your business falling victim to silent killers of productivity? Register now for the next episode of Office Small Business Academy, “Work Smarter: Productivity Tools for Your Business,” airing M...
Today’s fast-paced workplace requires you to transition between tasks seamlessly and find things quickly. As work and collaboration evolve to become more web-based and complex, changing professiona...
Good Morning America’s “Boosting Your Business” segment, sponsored by Microsoft, provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with simple advice and tools to help them grow. On March 15, Good Morni...